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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 2388 days ago 3332 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

you guys are to thank for this seeing all the wonderful craftsmen here and the ingenious ideals
ive been wanting to do this for years ,so from the bottom of my tool box Thanks Lumberjocks for the inspiration well this took more of my thinking side than i first reconed oh yea its a box ,two doors & a drawer
but then i had to figure in the tool placement space and then hangers (temorary wood screws for most untill time pemits)
wood- spalted maple (bearly saved)
texture-stanley scrub # 40
stain -mix and match
drawer- dovetailed ( on the fly & in under 6 hours wha-hoo) thought its nothing as good as that hickory box some days ago ,making progress though
any way i hope you guys are happy with yourselves

revised ,,
made some changes and took some more pics so thought id bring it up to speed

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#1 posted 2388 days ago

Very cool! Nice tool placement! You should get a lot of use out of it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2388 days ago

Love your “saw keepers”! Nice…...

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#3 posted 2388 days ago

very well done , well laid out . great work

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#4 posted 2388 days ago

Very nice, how did you finish the project?

I’ve got a bit of spalted maple and I would like to make it stand out proud.

-- Casey, Engineer, Escanaba, MI

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#5 posted 2388 days ago

Very nicely done! I’m just plain jealous. Your choice of wood made a huge difference, that’s for sure!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 2388 days ago

Great tool organizer.

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#7 posted 2388 days ago

Real nice! Way to go – we’re proud of ya!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2388 days ago

Great tool chest. nice job and great wood selection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#9 posted 2388 days ago

Hello oicurn2it2;
—-this is one great, ’keeper of the tools ’ and hand tools at that!
Makes one wonder why they think they need those corded and battery powered tools when there are boxes such as this to feel up. I’ve often thought about just what would be the minimum number of tools that it takes to build with wood….that answer would stagger the minds of many in todays woodworking world….any-ways this is your ’hand tool box ’ post, so I should shut up and give you your ’justified honor ’ on the great construction and all those wonder-full hand tools you have there!

I truly love this box, and the wood species is something to be proud of, and great ‘wood joinery’ even if on the fly. I would have to say that unless one knows how to do ‘wood joinery’ on the fly….what use is it anyways….!

Thanks for sharing this project with us here at LJ, and again….,

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#10 posted 2388 days ago

Great organizer! Love that spalted maple, too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 2388 days ago

Awesome box my friend. One day I will be so organized. My shop is a mess.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 2388 days ago

Very nice indeed, may I ask the titles and authors of the two books? I can almost make out one of them.


-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#13 posted 2388 days ago

Brother LJ, I just LOVE your work. But your blurry pictures are holding out on the visual fullness of your marvelous labors in the wood medium

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 2388 days ago

wonderful choice of wood, I think, for your this hand tool storage.
It definitely has been made for your tools. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 2388 days ago

You really did a nice job. That will be a beautiful addition to your shop.

-- Happy woodworking!

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